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The state convention at Duluth
promises to be an interesting affair.
While the Hearst delegates can hard
ily hope to force an indorsement, there
rill be many delegates in sympathy
Vith their distrust of the "reorgan
fpers." The Hearst men are likely to
develop strength enough to indorse
the Kansas City platform and in
Otruct the Minnesota delegates to
tAand for reaffirmation at the St.
Bvouis convention. The old-fashioned
democrats of the Cleveland school
*re still in a hopeless minority in
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Radicals Still Rule.
Hearst carried Hennepin county
tecause he foughti for it, but ^reports
from the county convention^ held
Saturday indicate that a preponderat
ing majority of Minnesota democrats
%re not tied to the presidential kite
tif the "yellow kid" candidate. The
hard-headed bourbons of the rural
districts refuse to take the Hearst
fooom seriously, and only in a few
Oases were instructions adopted.
This is true of all the western
ifcates, and the Chicago Chronicle, a
Cleveland democracy advocate, dis
ifects the northern democracy with
j&rutal frankness, saying that the sal
vation of the party, if there is any,
xnust come from the south, where
gryan seems to have lost hold. The
Uhronicle says:
The democratic party in many parts of
t3le north is nearer dissolution than most
people Imagine. Its ablest men are in re
Hundreds of thousands of its
vaost intelligent supporters have been
forced for so long a time to act with the
republicans that they no longer pretend
to affiliate with it. In only a few states
Is there anything approaching a genuine
t'emocratic organization, and even in
lirtese the men in control of the party
bsnow not at what Instant some predatory
hands of socialists or populists may dis
place them.
The trouble with the great mass of the
flo-called democratic leaders of to-day is
ha they lack intelligence and common
honesty. They do not know enough to lead
jme-half of the American people even to
perdition. They appear to think a weak
combination of demagogy, graft and pre j
udice is all that is necessary to carry a
continental party into power. They are
unwilling to deal with principles and they
fere incapable of seizing opportunities.
It Is not possible that anythi ng like a
cohesive political party can be formed
out of the warring tribes which now in
various parts of the country are operating
Under the democratic name. If there is
to be the faintest prospect of success now
or hereafter, there must be first of all a
genuine democratic party, with a demo
cratic creed and a democratic leader. To
secure these the plan and the purpose
must be to exclude from the organization
the radicals who have ma de the very
name of democracy a byword and a re
proach. Such a deliverance may be had
under the leadership of Judge Parker. I
certainly can be had under the leadership
of Mr. Cleveland.
What do the "warring tribes" of
Hennepin county and other sections
of Minnesota think of this jeremiad?
There are a few democrats in Min
nesota in whom it will- strike a re
sponsive chord, but the great mass
of them are so far ahead of the de
mocracy of Grever Cleveland that
they can never get back to it. If the
nomination of Parker means that the
party is to be dominated by the Cleve
land wing of the party, he will arouse
no enthusiasm in Minnesota.
The Bryan democrats of this state,
with the exception of an office-hungry
element, would rather remain "war
ring tribes" than a "genuine demo
cratic party" of the kind the Chron
icle describes.
"Passing of the Country Church.-'
"The Passing of the Country
Church" is the title of an interesting
article in the Outlook by James
E Boyle. -From this article we
learn, if we do not already know
It, that the country, upon which we
have been accustomed to look as the
stronghold of organized religio n, has
lost its character as such in recent
years. According to Mr. Boyl e, the
decay of the rural church is due chief
ly to the tendency to schisms and divi
sions. The congregations divide and
subdivide over some new religious fad
or some difference in dogma, and with
each division the amount of true re
ligion decreases.
"The rural church," says Mr, Boyle,
"seems doomed. Each time it changes
.namenow Baptist, now New Light,
now Saintit loses in membership and
vitality. Its fire may be relumed
temporarily, but its ultimate extinc
tion is inevitable. Soon the little
church stands by the wayside for
saken. The doorstep decked with tall
'weeds, the windows broken. Then it
-.becomes a granary or a corn crib for
-some thrifty farmer, or is "torn down
vjand carried away. This process may
.intake years, even decades, but it is in
:fV: Mr. Boyle does not think thafe-the.
decline of the rural church is accom-
panied by an Increase of vice and
crime in the rural districts. The coun
try schoolhouse is better and more in
fluential than ever. The rural free
delivery mail box is fast appealing at
every front gate. Intelligence is more
widely disseminated than formerly.
There is less ignorance. The people
are no longer interested by the kind of
preaching that used to appeal to them.
Tle higher order of rural intelli
gence demands a better church than
the aid country church ever was or
could: be. I the future Mr. Boyle
thinkjs the church people of the coun
try -Willi belong to strong and ably con
ducted churches in the towns and vil
lages. Thus the building of good roads,
the introduction of rural free deliv
er y, the building of suburban trolley
lines, and the popularization of the
automobile will have a good effect
religiously as well as materially, for
they will strongly tend to give the
rural communities a better religious
connection than they ever had in the
old day(s of small country churches.
Look out for "What W Saw at St.
Louis" in the columns of'most any Min
nesota paper this week.
Change Is Amply Justified.
Some of C. Dunn's friends are
harping oai the fact that he is op
posed now by newspapers and by men
who once ptraiaed him for his adminis
tration in taie- auditor's office.
That proves nothing, except that
Mr. Dunn has failed to merit the con
tinued support and commendation of
his fellows. While state auditor he
did good things, for which he re
ceived credit in party platforms, on
the stump, and thru the columns of
republican newspapers. was re
elected as a reward and had in a ll
eight years.in office. N one claimed
that,he was doting morethan his duty,
but he received, credit for doing at
least that.
Thiere is good reason for the
changed attitude toward Mr. Dunn.
The days of Tiis aggressive stand
against special interests have passed.
Since then he hys gone on record as
"out of sympathy" with the enforce
ment ofuthe laws against the railroad
merger. has- doubled in his tracks
on the tax question. has joined
his political fortuai es with a machine
representing the merger interests, and
is supported by all the political hench
men of thiose comjpanie s. Last of all,
examination into the records of his
office has showed that in many in
stances he refused or neglected to do
his duty under the law as custodian
of the state's dand and timber in
Under these .changed conditions,
there is nothing mysterious in the
changed attitude /of many republicans
and the reasons jgiven explain the
wide-spread opposition to the fruition
of Mr. Dunn's present ambition.
There are several reasons why he
should not be nominated for governor,
and Mr. Dunn himself has emphasized
one of them within the last few days.
Governor Van Sant is mentioned as
one of the men who have "changed
front" with regard to the former state
auditor. The governor's grounds for
the change frankly set forth would
no doubt make interesting reading.
A statement published by A. S. Leland
of Park Rapids shows how a wilful tre s
passer on sta te timber lands escaped in
dictment in that coainty in 1900. The evi
dence was ample tosatisfy the grand jury,
which would have punished him to the
limit of the law. But at just this point
the state. auditor intervened with the ex
planation that the trespass had been com
promised "satisfactorily." Very recently
Mr. Leland has discovered that $2.41 a
thousand was "satisfactory" to Mr. Dunn,
and he has made the facts public, as an
object lesson to the voters of Hubbard
county. These facts are right in line with
some other things we have been hearing.
The state of Minnesota will have to
"dig up" ne xt winter when the legislature
meets for more liberal support of the
soldiers' home. The action of congress,
which forced the trustees to cease using
any part of the inmates' pensions for
support of the hon-e, means a reduced in
come and a necessary reduction in the
number of inmates, as pointed out the
other day. The home ought to be kept
up on its present basis, and to do this the
legislature will have to increase the an
nual appropriation by about $7,000. Not
very good campaign thund er for
man Lind. ft
"Svet," published at St. Petersburg, puts
it in this way .--._
"By its declaration, the Korean govern
ment avows itself hostile to us. Conse
quently, if God grants us victory over the
Japanese, wh en we have driven them out
of Manchuria we shall then oust them
from Korea, taking the point of view
that Korea is equally our enemy. This
simplifies matters, and helps things for-
I does simplify matterson paper. But
the Japane se seem obstinately disposed to
stay in Manchuria.
Warden Wolfer's statement completely
answers the criticism leveled against the
sta te prison management by Judge Willis.
The custom of charging ah admission to
the prison is one of long standing, sanc
tioned by. law, and based on good sense.
It has not grown up under board of con
trol management, but if it had, the board
would have no excuses to make. The ad
mission fee keeps away flocks of morbidly
curious sight-seers, and it provides a fund
which brings practical benefits to the
prison inmates.
The Asiatics have a curious religious
ceremony called "weighing against gold."
At Miraj, in India, the other day, Lady
Girgjabai, the Dowager Rani of the house
of Marajmala, had herself weighed against
gold with the rites prescribed by the
Shastras or Hin du scriptures. The gold
placed in the scales against her ladyship
was afterwards distributed among Brah
min priests and the poor. This would be
a hard test for some of the fat "American
millionaires and might elicit a groan even
from Russsell Sage, thin as he is.
The Deneen-Yates compact in Illinois
does not seem to arouse a great amount of
enthusiasm. There is no fault found with
Mr. Deneen as the candidate for governor,
but the deal that won him the victory
has a cold-blooded look. The forced re
tirement of the venerable Senator Cullom,
if it is brought abdut, will not be popular
outside of Illinois. If Richard Yates wa%
not the right sort of man for governor,
why promote him to the United States
The war is bringing out some strange
types of insanity 'in Russia. A St. Pe
tersburg paper says that in four lunatic
asylums there are to be found not only
Togos, Kurokis, Hayashia and others, but
also "submarines," "fire-ships" and
"Whitehead torpedoes." A man who im
agined himself a "Whitehead torpedo"
might be dangerous.
The Flemish word for automobile is de
rived from "anel," rapid "paardeloos,"
horseless "zoondeerspoorweg," without
rails "petroolrijtuig," driven by petrol
eum. A man who is hit by a "snelpaarde
looszoondeerspoorwegpetroolrijtuig is like
ly to de nt the sky.
Hearst Triumph In Hennepin and St.
Louis Seems More Than Offset by Re
sults in Ramsey and the Smaller Coun-
tiesReasons for the Hot Strife Be
tween wo FactionsLind's Friends
Think He Will Not Be a Candidate
for Re-election.
Tho turned down by the democrats" of
his own county, John Lind is pretty sure
to be one of the Minnesota delegates-at
large after all. The attitude of some
county delegations is rather indefinite,
but as nearly as can be ma de out. the
Hearst men will fail to control the state
convention, and the anti-Hearst men will
elect the delegates-at-large. Minnesota's
delegates will not be instructed, but if
directed to vote as a unit the Hearst men
will be outnumbered. The only districts
where they seem sure of electing their
delegates are the fifth and the eighth,
but they may get a delegate or two from
the first, second or seventh. The third,
fourth, sixth and ninth have undoubt
edly been captured by the "antis." The
sta te convention seems likely to reaffirm
the Kansas City platform, but not to tie
its representatives at St. Louis to any
Republicans in Minneapolis find it hard
to understand why the local democracy
should be so violently rent in wo factions
by the issue between William R. Hearst
and the "antis." They cannot see what
there is at stake. Hearst's chances for
the nomination were known to be hope
less before the primaries were held here.
Then few democrats have any hope of
success in this presidential election, and
it looks odd to an outsider to see the
partizans in a hopeless cause wrangling
fiercely over the privilege of leading it.
There is scarcely a chance in this presi
dential year of saving anything, either
state, county or city, and the thought of
patronage hardly enters a democrat's
So "what is it all about?" is the curi
ous inquiry of the average republican.
Ask any delegate who attended the con
vention Saturday and he will tell you.
You may get a hundred different answers
if you pursue your inquiry far enough,
but each one will be sufficient to the
man who gives it. Each one is fighting
for principle, as he sees it. Most demo
crats are such because they disapprove of
the present national policy in some im
portant particular.' They are democrats
on principle, and they believe in their
principles. To a great many of them
the success* of their party is a minor
consideration compared to the progress
of the ideas they believe in.
Almost every kind of a radical is found
in the local democracy. As a rule, the
most radical element is found among the
Hearst boomers. These believe that the
nomination of Parker or any other can
didate failed by the "antis" is a sur
render to the "reorganizes" and a step
backward for the party. Their program
includes a militant campaign against all
the trusts and for government ownership
and many other less prominent radical
tenets. To keep the party "in the right
track" they would not hesitate to throw
away chances of local success.
On the other side were all the conserva
tive, old-fashioned democrats and many
radicals who could not stomach Hearst.
The old lines of "free silver" and "sound
money" were almost forgotten, for while
nearly all the Hearst men were Bryanltes
four years ago, the "antis" had for their
leader John Lind, who became a demo
crat on the silver issue, touching elbows
with F. G. Winston, who openly bolted
Bryan. In line with them was S. A.
Stockwell, a radical of radicals and in no
sense a reorganizer^ but distrusting
Hearst. .He told his fellow delegates that
he favored progress as much as any one,
but not in the direction'of a meaning
less sensationalism. On the Hearst side
as Frank Larrabee, who spoke in an
1896 convention against "sixteen to one,"
but is in everything else a radical and
an extremist.
As a rule the distinction between the
Hearst men and the "antis" is that one
faction is not willing to make any com
promise, but wants to commit the party
to all the advanced ground tak en by
radical leaders, regardless of the votes to
be gained or lost. The others are will
ing to take a step at a time, and only
put .in the platform and the campaign
what will help the party to win.
Each' faction believes it is right, and
has reasons for its" belief. There is'sin
cerity on both sides. The rivalry between
the two factions has been Intense, and
the contest between them is not over.
It is likely to break out afresh at any
stage of the campaign this year, and it
will have considerable bearing on later
For one thing, John Lind may not be
on the democratic ticket this fall. Since
his turning down by the convention Sat
urday, friends of the congressman do not
hesitate to say that they do not exoect
him to be a candidate this year. The
Hearst leaders protest their loyalty to Lind
and say that the party will be unanimous
behind him, but Mr. Lind's friends, on
the "anti" side, say that the Hearst tr i
umph eliminates him from the situation
this year, and leaves the party in this
county decidedly "in the soup."
'.'Lind does not care enough about of
fice .to go into a campaign under the presr
ent conditions," said one of them to-day!.
"He. has had all, the honor he wants out
of it, and it is a financial sacrifice for him
to go down there, to say nothing of the
expense and time spent on a campaign.
Then the Hearst victory here gives demo
crats a poor show to get republican votes.
The republicans cannot take Hearst seri
ously, and even tho they kn ow Lind was
not for him, the fact trf. his party as
sociates here declared for Hearst will in
jure him with republicans, and republican
votes he must have. It is a hard proposi
tion for him to run in a presidential year,
anyhow, and I do not believe he will un
dertake it."
It Is also hinted that the rupture over
Hearst would lose Mr. Lind a good many
democratic votes, no matter what the lead
ers say.. Many of the Hearst men in the"
rank and file, the precinct workers, are
bitter against him because. he was. a
Parker man," and threat en to knife him
if he runs
The prospect of a general republican
landslide, along with Roosevelt, this ye ar
is enough of itself to deter a democrat
from running for office in a" republican
However, it is all up to Mr. Lind, and
it Is quite likely that he has'not made
up his mind on the subject yet. When he
does he will let us know.
As far as the nomination goes that
would be clear sailing for Mr. Lind. His
opponents of two years ago are out for
other things. William "Vanderburgh
is a candidate for district judge, and R.
R. Odell says he will file for mayor.
The Lakefield Standard says:
United States Marshal Grlmsbaw, who was
*eTe*oftr supposed to be a-4mpporter of ,Dunn,
has switched to Collins. The reason given is
that he li\es in a Collins ward In Minneapolis
and there would have been no^ance of his
going to the county convention unless he said he
would support Collins,
It isn't the .county convention Mr Grim
shaw cares about, but he does want to
be the delegate to the state'convention,,
and it looks as th'6 he would be.
The Hills Crescent announces that Niels
Jacobson of that city will be a candidate
for renomination. as representative from
the .sixteenth district,' Jfa\ Jacobsbn as
a new member last time.'but tnade'an ex
cellent legislative record. -jr:
VjiV'y Charles B. Cheney.
How "an Army Equipped Wltfifthe Proper
Occult Forces Would Be Able to Fright
en the Enemy to Death or to Hypnotize
His Forces With the Idea That He Must
Run to Beat the Cars. f,/.r,
E. E. Martin of Washington avenue N
has evolved a plan that provides for an
army that would be practically invinci
ble and possessed of an intelligence corps
that would be able to find out almost any
thing. Mr. Martin complains that the
military experts have .fallen behind the
times and do not make use of the re
sources that modern knowledge has placed
at their command.
As an example of what might be done,
first, every army Should have a'Theosophi
cal'brigade, the members of which would
be present in thejr astral.bodies only and
would undoubtedly be of immense serv
ice in skirmishing and buehflghting. The
theosophical brigade could also advance
fearlessly on a position defended by artil
lery, for the heavy shot :and' shell would
tear thru them without harm. The steady
advance of the brigade of astrals, without
the loss of a man, would inspire the enemy
with terror, and they would be likely to
abandon their guns and flee, especially
at night.
Then there should be the Hypnotists'
division, which would be accompanied by
the professors, of hypnotism. Just before
a battle or an engagement the professors
would hypnotize the soldiers into the be
lief that they could neither be killed,
wounded nor tired. When the commis
sariat wagons are a long way off, the
men should be put under control and con
vinced that they had dra wn their ration
and had a pie apiece. In addition to this
the professors of hypnotism in a battle
should.be given a commanding position,'
with megaphones, and when the enemy
appeared should give them the forcible
suggestion that they were scared nearly
to death and must throw everything aside
and' run. An army with this powerful
division would have a decided advantage
on an'enemy.
Under the direct control bf the Brigadier
Hypnotist should be the Clairvoyant com
panies. These should include all the lead
ing clairvoyants in the country. These
clear seer should be used to spy out the
enemy's movements. They could also, in
action, place themselves "en rapport" with
the various generals in the field and so
prevent all mistaken ideas as to what they
each intended, and iir case of a naval
force being employed they would be found
superior to the wireless telegraph, as the
other side could by
their messages.
The Mind Readers corps should also be
employed by the intelligence department to'
read the minds of the enemy's generals
and ascertain exactly what they were go
ing to do. On the night before the battle
a detail of astrals from the Theosophical
brigade should be sent out to "appea r" to
the enemy's generals as ghosts. Their
duty should be to gijoan, knock on the
walls and prophesy death and disaster oh
the following day, thus scaring the gen
erals, unnerving them, keeping then*
awake a^id so, unfittingjthem :for the. duties
of the coming day.
In the face of an army with these ad
juncts an enemy wouldn' last over night.
Are you a Raspberry?. Then Order of
Raspberries., has be,enn%t'arr-
by employees of vaudeville theaiprs, and
patches have been-spreading all oyer the
country. A patch was recently started
in London. Fifty Raspberries were in
itiated at Hammerstein's in N ew York
last week*.
How would you like to marry your
widowed aunt with nine children? A Fair
mo nt youth performed this stunt last
week again3t the advice and consent of
his pastor, who told him it as not the
biblical thing to do. The young man was
not discouraged, but, hitching up his team,
took his widowed aunt to townleaving
the nine children at homeand on inquiry
learned that the laws of the state did not
object to a man marrying an aunt, and
Judge Goetz soon made the aunt and
nephew Husband and wife.
Go to the aunt, thou sluggard!
The Adrian Democrat tells of an ex
citing game of cards played in a box
car in that town between two boys
last Tuesday afternoon. One of the boys
had just turned up a diamond and was
waiting for the other to lead, when the
old man appeared at the door of the car,
ordered the other boy up, turned up his
own boy and swung a club. The old man
played it alone, and made every point.
The "Boston Bloomers" are around the
state again this year rejoicing the hearts
of the baseball fans who love novelty.
Last week they played at Young Amer
ica, Minn., but the Young Americans were
too much for their fair opponents and
defeated them by a score of 19 to 8, altho
the girls played a very creditable ga me
and showed that they were real ball play
ers. Great' interest was evinced by the
large crowd, and the girls were not with
out rooters.
In the second game the girls put for
ward their best pitcher, and the manner
in which she tossed them over the plate
was a revelation, and the boys found her
to be quite a puzzle. Both teams played
good ball, and it was about the noisiest
game ever played in the county. The
game ended in the ninth inning with what
the Young America scorer claimed as
a tie16 to 16while the scorer for the
other side had figured out-a victory by
a score of 17 to 16. ,"A,
The local correspondent-says: "The
'Bloomers'- showed themselves to-be good
ball players. and perfect ladies,, and none
of their actions could be.censured-"
$::$%.- A. J. R.
Si -".'.'--v-.!i'-^..V,-v^r-:-p0yer Chat.'
Opening bills at the theaters yesterday
were: Metropolitan, the Four Cohans in
"Running for Office Bijou, "The James
Boys" Lyceum, "Lottery of Love." Re
views will appear in this column to-mor
The Mansfield sale opened with a rush
at the Metropolitan this morning, and all
indications point to one of the most suc
cessful engagements ver played here by
this eminent actor. On Thursday evening
he will be seen In "Ivan the Terrible."
Frid ay night and at the matinee Satur
day he will present "Old Heidelberg," and
for the closing performance on Saturd ay
night he will appear in a revival of "Beau
Brummel." ^*i|^ '^^'^i^.^M'.^-A
The Ferris players at the Lyceum next
week will be seen in the nautical comedy
drama, "The Stowaway."
The Blue Ribbon Girls opened an en
gagement at the Dewey theater yesterday.
It is the best offering of the season, con
taining such acts as the Five Flying Ban
vards, Ned Wayburn's minstrels, Leroy
and Lavannion, horizontal bar experts,
and, Orth and Fern, musical artists.
Among the Alps there are several post
offices at a height of 6,000 feet or 7,000
feet. A letter box on the very summit
of the Laugaud, from which the postman
mak es four collections daily, is nearly 10,-
000 feet above the sea leveL
Tale of Reconstruction Days In the Caro
Unas Told by Elliott Crayton McCants
Romance Among the Aristocracy Inter
woven with Narrative of Strife Between
Negroes and Poor Whites. AJ
A reconstruction day conflict is the
basis of the story told by Elliott Crayton
McCants in In the Red Hills, a tale of
better quality than many that have dealt
with the same period. In the story are
the land-owners trying to re-establish
themselves upon their war-devastated es
tates, former slaves unwilling to quit the
'only homes they have ever known, poor
whites envious of the land-owners and
bitter against the lingering negroes.
Among the gentry are, of course, a young
man and a young woman, or young men
and young women, amo ng the negroes are
faithful servants, and among the poor
whites some conscienceless enemies. Alto
gether Mr. McCants handles his negroes
and his poor whites better than he does
his "hero" and "heroine." Tho that is
not surprising, for the more primitive the
character, the more easy are his mental
processes analyzed and set forth.
The "heroine," Annie, is not only loved
by the hero, but by a minister as well.
The minister's suit is rejected. Annie
felt rather sorry for the young minister,
for he had seemed greatly dejected af
terward still, she could not feel quite cer
tain melancholy may arise from dyspep
sia rather than from unrequited love. Ben
Jim had grown mu ch this last year in
stature and in courtliness, and he had
taken the melancholy minister under his
especial care.
"Whar'bouts do hit hurt yer, boss?" he
had been heard to inquire, sympatheti
One feels satisfied to leave the fate of
the pastor to such tender solicitude as
Ben Jim's question indicates.
no' means Intercept
ted i the east
The Author of "In the Red Hills."
"Billy," the "hero," is robbed of his
estate by a villain, who showed his char
acter in the first chapter. Later the vil
lain is killed, out of revenge, by one Who
suffered loss by the first piece of villainy
recorded in the book. The poor whites,
whom Billy has been prosecuting for
whipping negroes, chai'ge Billy with the
crime,, and circumstances point his way.
Billy is placed In jail. The poor whites
prepare to lynch him. Annie becomes a
heroine indeed by taking a wild ride to
save him. helps save himself, how
ever, in this wise
As Billy heard the rush of their feet in the
hallway 'he swung his own door wide open (the
jailer being a friend had hot kept hinj in a cell)
arid shoVed'liis lighted lamp well out beyond the
threshold lighting up the hall and the threaten
ing front of the crowd.
As the foremost man thi-ust himself within the
circle oust by the light, Billy's voice, short,
sharp and insistent, stayed him suddenly. His
words were not loud, but they were firm" and "bis
tones were vibrant with a deadly intensity.
"I have six shots here," he said, "and" do
not often miss my aim. Just as the first of
you steps thru thai: doorway I will kill him.
The second shall follow him. Prohubly you
can have your way afterward. No^ let the
man Mho is willing to die come forward and
pass the lamp."
The mob stood irresolute.
This mob is not quite satisfactory it
lacks the spirit of a mob, a spirit of reck
lessness, which a whisky-primed mob
would be expected to have.
But just at this point an alarm is
sounded, for Annie has aroused Billy's
friends and the "irresolute mob" takes
Despite the imperfections of Mr. Mc
Cants' art, very appare nt in the above ex
tract, his story is a good picture of the
times and conditions he seeks to portray,
and that is saying a great deal.
Through years of toil that knew no day
top long
Or night too brief for rest, if so her hand
For doing deeds of love kept firm and
A life all sacrificial she had planned
And lived her purpose held above defeat,
That one most cherished life might ever
With richest, rarest blessings all replete.
"Behold!" men said, "she lives unselfish-
Then shone a light about her, and a voice
In sudden wisdom cried, "No more re
For naught of blessing in thy giving lies.
Deny! Deny! e'er all his manhood dies."
And heeding then that startling:, strange
She made her first great bleeding sacri
,Myra Libby in The Outlook for June
11." v.
Marmaduke Pickthall, whose tale of the
orient, "Said, the Fisherman" (McClure,
Phillips & Co.), gives such a vivid picture
of Palestine fifty years- ago, says that the
most humorous book in the world could
be written about Jerusalem to-day and
the half-demented Christian pilgrims who
make it their stopping place. Most of
them believe themselves to be reincarna
tions of the apostles or tho Savior him
self. "A more diverse set of maniacs 1
never met in my life," says Mr. Pickthall.
"One dear old lady I met used to ascend
the Mount'of Olives every day with a tea
basket, 'so that,' she said, 'when the
apostles ^ome I may refresh them.'"
John Graham Brooks discusses labor
problems in a book on The Social Un
rest. Mr. Brooks speaks .from a close ac
quaintance with the subject. From his
own experience he warns readers that
literature is an unsafe guide in labor mat
ters unless it is hot from the press, or
rather from sourcesjof information, or the
conditions of which they treat. The
safest course is to ^et one's Information
from personal contact with conditions.
Perhaps that is why Mr. Brooks' book is
Issued In paper coversbecause It does
not 'take long for such information, and
consequently for deductidns based upon
it, to cool, and, therefore, it would be
useless to give it more permane nt form.
The student of labor problems will, find
mu ch to interest him in the book and will
find it lucidly expressed.
The Uneasy Chair.
J**-, .*y
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jnUNE 13^ 7lUU4.f
Minnesota, prohibitionists will hold
their state convention in this ci ty
Tuesday and Wednesday. They do
not expect to elect a state ticket, but
there promises to be quite a little
rivalry for the honor of heading it as
a candidate for governor. The Min
neapolis advocates of compulsory co ld
water are anxious to nominate C. M.
Way, while the St. Paul delegates are
expected to present the name of C. A.
Fowble of that city. Delegates from
the northern and western portions
favor the nomination of T. J. Ander
son of Belgrade, Stearns county, a
well-known merchant.
Beside the regular state ticket, the
convention will have to name eleven
candidates for presidential electors.
A it costs $50 a name'to get on the
ballot, the convention may not in
dulge in the luxury of a full
ticket, but it is thought that
all the electoral nominations
will be filled. There are also
forty-seven delegates to be elected to
the national convention, which meets
in Indianapolis June 29 and 30, and
which may name Rev. Sam Jones of
Georgia for a presidential candidate.
The state convention will meet in
the Y. M. C. A. hall and will be call ed
to order at 10 a. to-morrow by
George W Higgins of Minneapolis,
chairman of the state committee. I
is likely that Haugan of Fer
gus Falls will temporary chairman.
Wallace G. Nye of the Commercial
club will deliver an address of wel
come in behalf of the city. Morning
and afternoon of both days will be
spent in convention session, including
meetings by congressional districts to
select candidates for congress. Tues
day evening there will be an open ses
sion addressed by Oliver W Stewart,
chairman of the national committee,
who is an able orator, and Wednes
day evening there will be another ad
dress by Clinton N Howard, a manu
facturer of Rochester, N Y., and a
noted advocate of the prohibition
The Twin Cities to Entertain Eight Im
portant Gatherings.
Conventions are in order for the next
two weeks, and the twin cities will enter
tain no less than eight annual gatherings
of more or less importance.
Wednesd ay and Thursday of this week
the Maccabees will be guests, and it is
expected that fully 1,000 visitors will be
in attendance. The business session will
be held in the Lyceum theater.
On the same two days the Universalists
of the state will gather in annual con
vention at All Souls' church, and there
will be meetings of several of the affili
ated bodies.
June 22 the. Odd Fellows of the state
and the Rebekah society will hold their
annual meetings.
June 21 and 22 the State Association of
Bankers will transact their yearly busi
ness at Tonka Bay hotel.
A St. Paul the state immigration con
vention will be called to order in the
People's church Tuesday morning and
will continue its deliberations thru the
day and Wednesday. Governor Van Sarit
has issued invitations to 3.500 men thru
out the state, and a majority of these
are expected to attend and to form a
permanent organization to promote de
sirable immigration to Minnesota.
The International Brotherhood of Book
binders will gather in annual convention
in th senate chamber of the state cap
itol on Tuesday, and the program contem
plates work which will require the atten
tion of the delegates until Frid ay evening.
The twenty-first annual session of the
Minnesota State Dental association will
be held at St. Paul from Thursday to
Saturday, and the Retail Jewelers' Asso
ciation of Minnesota will meet at the St.
Paul Commercial club Thursday and Fri
One of America's best and most prominent
and successful advertisers.
Mr. Hood is one of a family that
for more than half a century have
been making medicines, and making
them, as we have every reason to be
lieve, with rare intelligence and skill.
was born among the green hills of
"Vermont, his birthplace being Chel
sea, the shire town of Orange county
in that state, and his father was Amos
Hood, the leading druggist in that
section of the country. inherited
a taste for pharmacy, and as soon as
he was graduated at the Chelsea
academy, he went to Lowell, Mass.,
determined to make a careful study
of the.drug business in all its details.
After spending some years in Lowell
he entered the employ of the old and
reliable firm of Theodore Metcalf &
Co., druggists, Boston, with whom he
remained several years, acquiring the
splendid reputation of being one of
the best pharmacists in the country.
Upon severing his connection with
Theodore Metcalf & Co., he returned
to Lowell, where he established him
self as a druggist and soon began to
put up his great medicine.
When Hood's Sarsaparilla was ori
ginated, Mr. Hood had taken the
pains to inform himself fully as to
all similar preparations in the mar
ket. knew that among similar
preparations there were some that
were very goodbu it was his lauda
ble ambition to produce one that
would be better than all others, and
after much study and research and
careful experiment, he produced the
great alterative and tonic that has
made his name famous a ll over the
The demand for Hood's Sarsaparilla
grew rapidly, phenomenally, and made
it necessary to build for the produc
tion of this medicine the largest lab
oratory in the world, which is seen by
every visitor to Lowell.
Fifteen thousand people have tes
tified to its curative power in a single
year, and well nigh forty thousand in
two years. The letters from these peo
ple are preserved in Mr. Hood's office
and can be seen by any visitor there.
Hood's Sarsaparilla has done the
world a world of good. I has made
a host of friends and kept them. I
could not have done so if it had not
had merit, real merit. Mr. Hood has
reason to be proud of it, for its bene
factions have given ri se to that con
fidence that finds expression in the
popular statement, "If made by Hood
it's Good."
Delegates Refuse to Listen to
His Platform and Won't Have Him
as DelegateHearst's Men 'Gain
Control of Convention by a Sing le
The victory of the Hearst element
in the democratic county convention
isn't talked about half so much to-day
as is the treatment accorded John
Lind. The congressman was not only
turned down as a candidate for dele
gate at large to the state convention,
but the first mention of his name was
greeted with hisses and hoots. Then.
when an attempt was made to read to
the convention a statement of Lind'a
positionhis platformthe delegates
wouldn't listen. The would-be reader,
his voice drowned in the storm of
yel ls of "sit down," "shut up," "cut it
out," and "take it home and read it
to the children," was compelled to
abandon his effort. Democrats are.
trying to-day to figure out the why
of it.
The narrowness of the triumph for
Hearst, for whom almost everything
had been claimed, was another sur
prise of the convention. The yellow
journalist's followers won out by a sin
gle vote. A attempt was made to ex
plain that there had been a slip in the
vote in one ward, but the Hearst crowd
already had swept the convention off
its feet and, following up the ad
vantage they had gained by the an
nouncement of the ballot, they yelled
like Apaches on killing bent and
drowned the voice of any who would
protest. Having Won over the tem-j
porary organization the rest was easy
for the supporters of the New Yorker*
Bowler Chosen Chairman. a
I was late Saturday afternoon when,
the convention got down to* business,
the arbitration conference on creden
tials having occupied the greater por
tion of the day. The test vote fol
lowed the report of this committee,
and was on the temporary organiza
J. Williamson nominated former
State Senator S. A. Stockwell forr
chairman, candidate of the antis,
Harry S. Mead nominated Major J.
Bowler, Hearst candidate.
Then began the balloting which
lasted over an hour. The result was
191 votes for Stockwell, and 192 for
Bowler, and received by the Hearst
men of the convention with wild
cheers, stamping of feet, and the
throwing of hats in the air.
Lenhart attempted to explain that two
votes in the second ward had been
unfairly cast for Bowler, but was ruled
out of order. The convention was
then entirely in the hands of Mr.
Hearst's friend s, and every possible
advantage was taken for promotion of
the New York congressman's inter
Richard Tattersfie ld was re-elected
secretary, in recognition of the neu
tral ground he has held during the
campaign in is official position a a
secretary of the county democratic
A this juncture, Edward E Stevens,
leader of the antis, attempted to
spring John Lind for delegate at large
endorsement A soon as he got far
enough along in his speech to make
known his intention, his Voice'", .was
drowned in cat-calls.
The District Delegates.
M. C. Brady then nominated Frank
Larrabee, and Harry Mead nominated
J. Corrigan for district delegates
to the national convention. These
nominations were received with loud
cheers. Williamson then nom-j
inated G. Winston, and George
Douglas named Elijah Barton, the
antinominees, whose names were re
ceived with little enthusiasm. A
Kennedy then tried to get the floor to
read a letter from John Lind announc
ing his platform. The would-be read
was finally obliged to sit down.
I was 7 o'clock when the tellers
announced the result: Larrabee, 197
Corrigan, 195Winston 166 Barton,
163a sweeping Hearst victory. The
convention then broke loose with the
enthusiasm of the Hearst men.
After this, the remaining business
was sent thu with a rush. O mo
tion of Orville Rinehart. the chair
appointed a committee consisting of
W Williams, Peter Gunerson and
McConnell, to name the 102 dele
gates to attend the state convention
at Duluth, June 22. Peter Weingart
and John Burns were elected alter
nate distri ct delegates. W Wil
liams moved for a general instruction
of all delegates for Hearst, which
went thru with a roar. Resolutions
were then adopted. The Kansas City
platform was indorsed, the tariff was
characterized as a colossal graft, the',
election of senators by the people rec-*l
ommended. Tariff for revenue only,'
anti-imperialism, income tax, direct
taxation, revision and reciprocity
with Canada and Mexico, opposition
to trusts and private monopolies
were some of the points considered.
The convention then adjourned till
June 15, when it will assemble at
Hearst headquarters to indorse the
delegates selected for the state con
Hearst Iieader Talks of StockwelTs
Nomination by the Antis.
"The nominating by the anti-Hearst
element of S. A. Stockwell as a can
didate for chairmanship of the county
convention," says W Williams,
"was imply a trick put up against'
the Hearst interests at the last mo
"Just before the convention opened,
Stockwell Was offered to us as a can
didate, but I chose to stick by Major
Bowler, even if it meant to go down j?
to defeat. Stockwell was then offered
to the antis, and accepted. I was a
deal for him to draw a big chunk of
Twelfth ward Hearst strength for the
antis, and he did itbut not quite
enough to win." iA.
Democratic Delegates Won't Take a
Night Train for Dnluth.
I is probable the Hennepin count*
delegation to the state democratic qon
vention at Duluth, June 22, will leave
Minneapolis about 4 o'clock the after
noon of the 21st. This will bring
them into Duluth shortly ^.before 10
o'clock that night. I is figured thafc,
if they took a night train,. there'd &
be little sleeping for any of them?l
but that by arriving in Duluth lit^,
time to sleep there, the delegates will-*,'-
get a good night's rest and be in fine
trim for the battle the following aftef
The Fourth Ward Republican club will hoM
its regular meeting at the club ball on Western I
avenue this evening. ,'u\
The Parisians are considering whetheri
they ought to postpone the dinner hour}
still further from 9 to 10 o'clock or give up
dinner altogether in favor of a substantial
i 6 olclock tea and an after-theater supper.

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